Navid, Oud for Guitarists

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Maqam Mastery Program

Maqam Mastery, Mastery Package

Want to hear a melody, understand it and play it authentically?

With video lessons and ear training exercises, you will be able to:

• Develop the “ear” for Middle Eastern sounds such as quartertones
• Develop melody in each maqam with authentic, “idiomatic” phrases
• Play maqammat in a logical order and proper modulations



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The Secret to Playing Taqsim - Jins Rast


Ever wonder how modulations work in taqsim?

Ever find yourself listening to a taqsim and never understanding what’s going on?

This week I attempted to put some Maqam stuff into the technique series. You’re going to see how to you can use Jins Rast to move into other Maqamat.

The use of Jins Rast is something I wanted to add into the Maqam Mastery Program but realized it was too big for the program, and slightly beyond its scope. But here is a little hint of what I mean by using Jins Rast to modulate.

I’ve played a taqsim and tried to describe what I’m doing during each movement into another Maqam.

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